Spring Clean Your Backyard With These Simple Steps

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Your closets, under-the-bed areas, and everywhere in between take the brunt of the spring cleaning effort. But you can't overlook the best part of spring: soaking up the sun in your backyard, which means it, too, could use a warm-weather refresh.

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With these super simple steps, you can take your backyard from post-winter blues to chilling and cheers-ing in your own backyard oasis. Before you get to work, though, head to the Weeding Wisely site for all the expert-backed tips and tricks for getting your lawn in springtime shape—plus the Roundup® Brand products to help get you there.

Things You'll Need

1. Trim shrubs and trees

Grab hedge clippers or shears and take an easy stroll around your perimeter to clean up any shrubbery or bushes that could use some tidying up.

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2. Freshen up planter pots

Swap out your weathered pots from last spring, and incorporate some color into your fresh planters.

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3. Prevent weeds with Roundup® Landscape Weed Preventer

Before you can give your flower beds some spring oomph, grab Roundup® Landscape Weed Preventer, which prevents weeds and grasses up to six months by creating a barrier to stop weeds before they even start. Simply sprinkle, then water in over the area to activate the weed preventer, and you're set to start mulching as well as the rest of your backyard clean-up.

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5. Add mulch to your flower bed

Give your flower bed a clean, fresh look for spring with a few handfuls (and probably then some) of mulch.

6. Clean off patio furniture for a refreshed look

The last piece of the backyard spring-cleaning puzzle? Getting your patio furniture in guest-ready condition. Simply hose off any leaves or dirt that have accumulated over the seasons, then use your natural home-design skills to add your favorite throw pillows, side tables, and of course your new-potted-planters.

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